Your emphasis is incorrect drones intercept wounds not hits.Memento wrote: ↑Mon May 07, 2018 10:09 pmThe operative wording here is loses a Wound. A model only loses Wounds after it fails its save and damage is determined.Indy wrote: ↑Mon May 07, 2018 5:39 pmWhat is the operative phrasing that makes it thus?Memento wrote: ↑Mon May 07, 2018 2:29 pm
To clarify. Space Marines' Bodyguard rule procs for each wound lost. So, in the case above:
Lascannon hits > wounds > save (failed) > roll damage (4)
Bodyguard roll, if successful, Veteran takes 1 Mortal Wound (3 damage remaining)
LT takes the remaining 3 damage.
I think what makes it confusing is that we are talking about "wounds," "hits" and damage. The phrasing says when the character "loses a wound" ( it does not say "fails a save"), then the Vet can "intercept that hit" (okay, so now we are going back to the To Hit roll?) and the "character does not lose a wound but this unit suffers a mortal wound."
Emphasis added to the "a" 's in all of that.
Where it gets unclear is what is NOT said: it does NOT say "fails a save," thus NOT specifying that like Tau drones, a Vet can tank all the damage from a single lascannon shot...yet it also does NOT say anything about the Damage factor for "a wound" that is being lost.
TL;DR: Do Company Vets act kinda sorta like Tau drones or kinda sorta like Feel No Pain?
Drones specifically intercept hits.
It could certainly be worded better. But there's very little ambiguity in my reading.
Saviour Protocols: If a <SEPT> INFANTRY or <SEPT> BATTLESUIT unit within 3" of a friendly <SEPT> DRONES unit is wounded by an enemy attack, roll a D6. On a 2+ you can allocate that wound to the Drones unit instead of the target. If you do, that Drones unit suffers a mortal wound instead of the normal damage.
It seems the difference comes down to this short phrase "loses a wound" versus "is wounded" is wounded comes before saves as you've taken a hit but not suffered damage yet, and loses a wound is after saves as you have accepted the damage is felt.